Moi University, LTI, School of Information Sciences, Eldoret, Rift Valley, 30100

Open Source Day Rift Valley is a free event that aims to introduce open-source concepts and projects to a new community of enthusiasts.

Mar 16, 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM



Key Themes

Open Source

About this event

The event will include a hands-on contribution session on March 16th, preceded by a contribution period opening on March 13th, where participants can actively contribute to real-world projects. The sessions and workshops will also provide networking opportunities. This event is a great chance to promote open source for good, as the projects involved align with Digital Public Goods and UN Sustainable Development Goals which make a positive social impact on the community.

Empowering Students Through Open Source

The event is focused on empowering university students in the region to join the open-source movement and learn about the positive social impact local projects are having.

Our Focus

Our focus is to

Bridge the gap by familiarizing the community new to open-source with its concepts and projects

Provide a platform for open-source projects in Kenya and Africa to showcase their work and connect with potential contributors

Offer hands-on workshops and a dedicated contribution period to guide participants in actively contributing to real-world projects

Prioritize projects that align with Digital Public Goods and UN Sustainable Development Goals, and make a social impact on the community.

Pre-Event Workshops

We have also planned some workshops before the event to help attendees familiarize themselves with open-source concepts. The workshops include an introduction to Open Source: Basic Guide, Mastering Open Source Collaboration, and a Practical Guide to Getting Started with Open Source Contributions.

Quick Facts:

1. Attendees: 100

2. The range of the event: 13TH March -16TH March (3-day online contribution period culminating in a 1-day physical event on 16th March



Saturday, March 16, 2024
6:00 AM – 2:00 PM UTC


  • Clifford Ouma

    Open Source Manager, Community Manager at Open Teams Archive


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    PayHero Kenya

    GDSC Lead

  • Benard Kimani

    Vice Lead

  • Elvis Cheruiyot

    Moi university

    Media and Creatives Lead

  • Dave Emery

    Learning Tracks Facilitator


    Learning Tracks Facilitator

  • Jerome Jumah

    Technical Lead

  • Kennedy Muthuri


    Technical Lead

  • Emmanuel Enzeyi

    Google Developers Students Club Moi University

    Event organizer

  • Naomy Mobagi

    Publicity Secretary

  • Phanice Nekesa

    Google Crowd Source Ambassador

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